A romantic boyfriend gave his partner the surprise of her life when he asked her to marry him by hiring a giant billboard at the side of a road she passes on her way to work.
Paul Bakewell, 35, from Walsall, West Mids, secretly designed a poster which he then had emblazoned on the 20ft-tall advertising hoarding and covered over.
The dad-of-one arranged for his partner Tara Barber, 32, to be driven past the billboard by her boss who pretended they were going to a business meeting on Friday morning.
'Tara, you've changed my life. Will you marry me?', the billboard was 20ft-tall and 30ft-wide and also featured pictures of the couple
He added: 'It was definitely the scariest thing I have ever done in my life. I was putting myself out there in front of so many people but I was confident she would say yes.'
'I have never been so nervous in my life planning this. It was completely nerve-wracking, I hadn't slept for two days before Friday.'
'I had been to ask her dad first to do it the traditional way and her family said she would say yes.'
'I wanted to do something different. Anyone can propose at a table at a restaurant or at home but I wanted it to be something she would remember.'
Mother-of-one Tara, who has a son Carrick, six, from a previous relationship, added: 'I was totally clueless, it was the best kept secret.'
'My boss pulled over and I thought there had been a car accident because there were so many people by the side of the road.'
'Then she started crying and I saw the billboard and my legs just went to jelly, I couldn't feel them at all.'
Source: Daily Mail